This course is for UK and international graduates with no or limited professional teaching experience who plan to follow or develop a career in English language teaching.
It enables you become an informed, enquiring and confident teacher by reflecting and engaging with your learning and teaching over the course duration.
You gain critical and reflective understanding of English language classroom practice and research skills. The course draws on and incorporates international settings allowing you to experience and evaluate a range of teaching and assessment methods and prepare you for teaching in the international context.
You develop your skills in
* critically evaluating areas of theory and practice in English language teaching
* applying knowledge to lesson planning and developing learning materials for a range of learners
* developing and evaluating research instruments and data analysis
* reflecting critically on your development as a teacher and classroom researcher
* completing a research project in a topic of your choice
While studying, you produce a portfolio of assignments, lesson plans, materials and a development plan which will be a useful resource for future employment and professional development.
Modules * language systems and analysis
* english language teaching methodologies
* sociolinguistics of the english language
* english language teaching materials and test design
* teacher development
* research project
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.